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Join us on Oct. 14 to talk about the potential for a Winnipeg Data for Good chapter. Geoff Zakaib will be joining DAMA Winnipeg on Oct. 14 to talk about Data for Good and the Data for Good Calgary Chapter, and to answer any questions.
About Data for Good and the presentation Data for Good – Leveraging Data for Social Good Across Canada
There has been a massive growth in the availability of data and new technologies have been developed for sophisticated data analytics and visualization. But the power of data is not available to all. Nonprofit organizations that are doing important work for social good often lack the skills and resources to effectively collect, understand and use data for better decision-making.
A movement is growing worldwide that bridges this gap by bringing together skilled data scientists and analysts working directly with social sector organizations through a comprehensive, collaborative approach that leads to shared insights, greater understanding, and positive action through "data in the service of humanity".
This presentation will highlight how Data for Good is engaged with nonprofit organizations across Canada to enhance their social impact through data. Data for Good is a Canadian not-for-profit organization with nine chapters that provides opportunities for members to volunteer their technical skills and make a positive contribution in their communities.
About the speaker - Geoff Zakaib, P.Eng, MBA:
Geoff is a management consultant based in Calgary specializing in the areas of business technology and information management. Geoff has a strong interest in data and is involved in a number of initiatives that span the public, private and social sectors. He is a Director of Data for Good and the organizer of the Calgary chapter. He co-founded CivicTechYYC and has helped to build the civic tech ecosystem across Canada. Geoff is active in the Open Data / Open Government movements as the Executive Director of Open Calgary. He was previously a community member of the City of Calgary e-Government Strategy Advisory Committee and the External Advisory Committee of Civic Innovation YYC.
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